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Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira, born Elea Namatjira, was a Western Aranda-speaking Aboriginal artist from the western MacDonnell Ranges in Australia.

Born: July 28, 1902, Hermannsburg
Died: August 8, 1959, Alice Springs
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kngwarreye
Tribal Name: Tonanga
Nationality: Australian
Artwork: Central Australian Landscape, Flowering Shrubs, More
 
 

 

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Arnulf  Ebatarinja

Arnulf Ebatarinja

Arnulf Ebatarinja is a member of the Hermansberg school of Aboriginal watercolour artists.

Born: 1931
Died: Unknown
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Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC OBE was a leading Australian painter of the late 20th century. Boyd's work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both. Wikipedia

Born: July 24, 1920, Murrumbeena, Melbourne
Died: April 24, 1999
Parents: Doris Boyd
Artwork: Wimmera Landscape, Figure supporting Back Legs, More
Siblings: David Boyd
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Athanasius Titus Renkaraka

Athanasius Titus Renkaraka

Born: 1944, Hermannsburg near Alice Springs
Died: 1989
Tribe: Arunta Tribe
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Basil Rantji

Basil Rantji

Basil Rantji is a member of the Arunta school of Aboriginal water colour artists. A nephew of Albert Namatjira, he was taught by Albert whilst still a child.

Born: 1936
Died: 1999
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Benjamin Edwin Minns

Benjamin Edwin Minns

Benjamin Edwin Minns was an Australian artist, recognised as one of Australia's foremost watercolourists. Minns was born in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia and had lessons in painting and drawing at Inverell, New South Wales.

Born: November 17, 1863 (age 149)
Died: 1937
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Benjamin Landara

Benjamin Landara

Born: 1921
Died: 1985
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kemarre
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Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, AO was an Australian artist. He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian galleries, and was twice winner of the Archibald Prize.

Born: April 7, 1939, Sydney
Died: June 15, 1992, Thirroul
Spouse: Wendy Whiteley (m. 1962–1992)
Education: The Scots College, National Art School
Children: Arkie Whiteley
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Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman is one of the best known Australian artists still living today, especially for the famous Schoolgirl and Alice in Wonderland series of the 1950s.

Born: August 12, 1928 (age 85), Sydney
Artwork: Feet beneath the Table, Floating Schoolgirl, More
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Claude Panka

Claude Panka

Born: 1928, Tempe Downs
Died: 1972
Language Group: Luritja
Skin: Kemarre
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Clem Abbott

Clem Abbott

Clem Abbott is a member of the Hermannsburg school of aboriginal artists. His work is in the style of Albert Namatjira and his followers.

Born: 1939
Died: 1989
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Darcy Doyle

Darcy Doyle

D'Arcy William Doyle was a painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes.

Born: 19 November 1932
Died: 28 August 2001
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David Boyd

David Boyd

David Fielding Gough Boyd, OAM was an Australian artist, and a member of the Boyd artistic dynasty.

Born: August 23, 1924, Murrumbeena, Melbourne
Died: November 10, 2011, Sydney
Education: Melba Conservatorium Victoria
Artwork: Dancing Nymphs, The Abandoned Orchard, More
Siblings: Arthur Boyd
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David Bromley

David Bromley

David Bromley came to Australia when his family migrated in 1964. He began his career in Adelaide as a potter. He currently resides in Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Born: 1960

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Donald Friend

Donald Friend

Donald Stuart Leslie Friend was an Australian artist, writer and diarist

Born: February 6, 1915, Cremorne
Died: August 16, 1989
Education: Westminster School of Art
Artwork: The Four Seasons - Winter, The Four Seasons - Spring, More
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Edwin Pareroultja

Edwin Pareroultja

Born: 1918
Died: 1986
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kngwarreye
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Enos Namatjira

Enos Namatjira

Born: 1920
Died: 1966
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Peltharre
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Ewald Namatjira

Ewald Namatjira

Born: 1930
Died: 1984
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Peltharre
Nationality: Australian

 

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Gabriel Namatjira

Gabriel Namatjira

Gabriel was born the son of Enos Namatjira on the 20th of January 1942.

Born: 1942
Died: 1969
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kngwarreye
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Hans Heysen

Hans Heysen

Sir Hans Heysen, OBE was a German-born Australian artist. He became a household name for his watercolours of monumental Australian gum trees.

Born: October 8, 1877, Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 2, 1968
Education: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Artwork: The Three Gums, Brachina Gorge, Mystic Morn, Toilers, More
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Harold Fredrick Abbott

Harold Fredrick Abbott

Harold Frederick Abbott was a portrait painter and teacher of art by profession.

Date of birth: 14 June 1906
Place of birth: Sydney, New South Wales
Date of death: 8 June 1986
Place of death: Sydney, New South Wales
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Harold Septimus Power

Harold Septimus Power

Birth name:     Harold Septimus Power
Born:     31 December 1877, Dunedin, New Zealand
Died:     3 January 1951, Melbourne, Australia
Spouse:     Isabel Laura Butterworth Margery Isabel
Field:     illustrator, painter, war artist
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Henoch Raberaba

Henoch Raberaba

Born: 1914
Died: 1975
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kngwarreye or Penangke
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Herbert Raberaba

Herbert Raberaba

Born: 1920
Died: 1980
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Penangke
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Jessy Jewhurst Hilder

Jessy Jewhurst Hilder

J J Hilder, also known as Jesse Jewhurst Hilder, was an Australian watercolourist.

Born: 23 July 1881
Died: 10 April 1916
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Jill Del'Mace

Jill Del'Mace

Jill Del'Mace is a painter, portraitist and fashion designer. She received basic art training from her father, a painter and art teacher, who later became a stuntsman, travelling with circuses and fairs. The family moved to New Zealand in 1964 where Del'Mace went into the fashion business. In 1975 she moved to San Francisco for two years, deciding while there to become a full time painter. She exhibited in New Zealand and Australia, and eventually settled in Melbourne where she continues to exhibit.

Born: 1947, UK
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John Gardener

John Gardener

Gardner studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne. In company with Rex Battarbee he travelled extensively through central and eastern Australia. Originally a commercial artist, he left a successful career to take up painting full time.

Born: 1906 in Victoria
Died: 1987
Learnings: National Gallery School, Melbourne
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John Gould

John Gould

John Gould FRS was an English ornithologist and bird artist.

Born: September 14, 1804, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Died: February 3, 1881, London, United Kingdom
Books: John Gould's Hummingbirds, The Birds of Australia, More
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John Olsen

John Olsen

John Henry Olsen, AO, OBE is an Australian artist. Olsen's primary subject of work is landscape.

Born: January 21, 1928 (age 85), Newcastle
Artwork: Seafood BBQ, Fish Kitchen, Salute to Five Bells, More
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John Perceval

John Perceval

Birth name:   Linwood Robert Steven South
Born: 1 February 1923 Bruce Rock, Western Australia, Australia
Died: 15 October 2000 (aged 77)  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality: Australia Australian
Field:  Painter, Ceramicist
Awards:  McCaughey Prize (1958), Wynne Prize (1960), Officer of the Order of Australia (1991)
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Keith Namatjira

Keith Namatjira

Born: 1938
Died: 1977
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Peltharre
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Kenneth Entata

Kenneth Entata

Kennneth was born the son of Rolf and Millicent on the 9th of April 1932. He began painting in the 1950s.

Born: 1932
Died: 1982
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Mpetyane
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Maurice Namatjira

Maurice Namatjira

Maurice was born the fifth son of Albert and Rubina. He took up painting in the late 50s.

Born: 1939
Died: 1977
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Peltharre
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Michael John Taylor

Michael John Taylor

Michael is one of Australia’s most original and inspiring artists.

Born: 1939
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Oscar Namtajira

Oscar Namtajira

Born: 1922
Died: 1991
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Peltharre
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Otto Pareroultja

Otto Pareroultja

Born: 1914
Died: 1973
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kngwarreye
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Pro Hart

Pro Hart

Kevin Charles "Pro" Hart, MBE, born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, was considered the father of the Australian Outback painting movement and his works are widely admired for capturing the true spirit of the outback.

Born: May 30, 1928, Broken Hill
Died: March 28, 2006, Broken Hill
Artwork: Ant Trail, Ant Swarm, Monday Morning Miner, More
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Reuben Pareroultja

Reuben Pareroultja

Born: 1916
Died: 1986
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Kngwarrey
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Rhys Williams

Rhys Williams

Born:  In New South Wales in 1894
Died: In Sydney in 1976.
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Richard Moketarinja

Richard Moketarinja

Born: 1916
Died: 1983
Language Group: Western Arrernte
Skin: Peltharre
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Robert Dickerson

Robert Dickerson

Robert Henry Dickerson, AO is an Australian figurative painter and former member of the Antipodeans group of artists.

Born: 1924, Sydney
Artwork: Professional Punter, Man Asleep On The Steps, More
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Roland Wakelin

Roland Wakelin

Roland Shakespeare Wakelin was an Australian painter and teacher, born in Greytown, New Zealand, who with Roy de Maistre and Grace Cossington Smith are regarded as founding the modern movement in Sydney.

Born: April 17, 1887, New Zealand
Died: 1912
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Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

Sir George Russell Drysdale, AC was an Australian artist. He won the prestigious Wynne Prize for Sofala in 1947, and represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 1954.

Born: February 7, 1912, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Died: June 29, 1981, Sydney
Education: Geelong Grammar School
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Samuel Fullbrook

Samuel Fullbrook

Sam Fullbrook was an Australian artist who was a winner of the Archibald Prize for portraiture and the Wynne Prize for landscape. He was described as "last of the bushman painters".

Born: 1922, Sydney
Died: 2004
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Sydney Long

Sydney Long

Sydney Long was an Australian artist. Born on 20 August 1871 at Ifield, Goulburn, New South Wales, Sydney Long began formal art classes at the New South Wales Art Society in 1890.

Born: August 20, 1871, Goulburn
Died: 1955
Artwork: The Spirit of the Plains, By Tranquil Waters, More
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Timothy Austin Storrier

Timothy Austin Storrier

Born in New South Wales in 1949, Storrier studied in Sydney. He exhibits widely, the first being in Sydney's Holdsworth Galleries in 1971. In 1972 he travelled extensively through Europe, America and the Middle East. Storrier has won several major art awards including the 1968 Sulman Prize. His work is represented in most major Australian public collections.

Born: 1949
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Walter Ebatarinja

Walter Ebatarinja

Walter Ebatarinja is one of the original members of the Hermansberg school of Aboriginal watercolour artists.

Born: 1915
Died: 1969
Language Group: Western Arrernte
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Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe

Born: 1960, Sydney
Education: National Art School
Artwork: Self Portrait - as Diana of Erskineville, More
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Wenton  Rubuntja

Wenton Rubuntja

Wenten was born the son of Bob Rubuntja at Burts creek in the 1920s.

Born: 1923
Died: 2005
Language Group: Arunda
Skin: Pengarte
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